Peterson v. Apria Healthcare Group, Inc.
Non-Customer Call Settlement
No. 6:19-cv-00856

Welcome to the Peterson v. Apria Healthcare Group, Inc. Settlement Website

If you received a call or text message from or on behalf of Apria Healthcare and were not a customer of Apria Healthcare at the time, you could be entitled to benefits under a class action settlement.

Important Update: On November 2, 2020, the Court entered a Final Judgment granting final approval to the settlement. A copy of the Final Judgment is available for download from the Important Documents page.

What is this lawsuit about?

Apria provides home healthcare goods and services to customers on a nationwide basis. The Plaintiff filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Apria under the caption Peterson v. Apria Healthcare Group Inc., 6:19-cv-856-ORL-31LRH (the “Action”). In the Action, the Plaintiff claimed, among other things, that Apria placed calls and/or text messages to cellular telephones in violation of federal law. Apria denies all allegations of wrongdoing and has asserted many defenses. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing. The Court did not decide in favor of Plaintiff or Apria.  Instead, both sides agreed to a settlement. That way, they avoid the cost of a trial, and settlement benefits go to the Class Members. The Class Representative and his attorneys think the settlement is best for the Class Members.

Who is included?

The Court has preliminarily decided that everyone who fits this description is a Class Member: 

All persons within the United States who, between May 6, 2015 and the present, (1) received a non-emergency call or text message to their cellular telephone numbers; (2) through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or pre-recorded voice; (3) from Defendant; and (4) who were not Apria customers at the time of the calls and text messages.  

What does the Settlement provide?

Class Members who submit a valid claim will receive a check in an amount up to $50.00.

How do I participate in the Settlement?

To qualify for a payment, Class Members must timely submit a completed claim form. The claim submission deadline is October 2, 2020 and has passed.

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline
Description
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
October 2, 2020
(Passed)
The only way to get a payment under the settlement.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF
September 18, 2020
(Passed)
Get no payment under the settlement.  This is the only option that allows you to be part of any other lawsuit against Apria about the legal claims in the case.
OBJECT
September 18, 2020
(Passed)
Write to the Court about why you don’t like the settlement.  You can do this only if you do not exclude yourself. 
GO TO THE HEARING
September 18, 2020
(Passed)
Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the settlement. You can do this only if you do not exclude yourself. The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for October 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
DO NOTHING You will receive no payment under the settlement and will give up your rights to assert any claims against Apria or its vendors about the legal claims in the case.

For More Information

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Mail

Apria Litigation Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91344
Seattle, WA 98111